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Montcalm and Wolfe : two men who forever changed the course of Canadian history

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  • Auteur: Carrier, Roch
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    2014
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    2016
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    "The story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham. In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer's field owned by Abraham Martin and overpowered the French garrison that protected the area, allowing the bulk of the British army to ascend the cliff behind and attack the French who, led by Louis-Joseph Montcalm, were largely unaware of Wolfe's tactics. The battle that ensued on what would become known as the Plains of Abraham would forever shape the geography and politics of Canada. The epic story of this battle told through the lives of the two generals, Wolfe and Montcalm. A dual biography of the men and their most famous battle written by a master storyteller. What kind of life did they have before they took up arms? What were the two men really like? And, most importantly, what forces brought the two men to face each other in a battle that forged a nation? Roch Carrier, writer of the Canadian children's classic The Hockey Sweater, studied at the Universite de Montreal and completed a doctorate in Paris at the Sorbonne. He is a novelist, playwright and children's author, and past winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Carrier lives in Montreal"--Provided by publisher.

    Éditeur original: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2014
    Langue(s): English